We can help overcome your challenges

Improve availability and reliability while ensuring cost certainty. Our three decades of experience in renewables mean we can help you optimize your return on investment for offshore and onshore wind turbines and generators.  

We’ve delivered over 6 GW of projects, in all terrains, including 2.5 GW offshore. We're independent of original equipment manufacturers, and can support you in challenging their repair and maintenance strategies and gaining maximum value for money.

 

For new build projects we can support you to:

Ensure due diligence
We’ll work with you to optimize safety, quality and performance throughout the lifetime of your project, to protect your investment and provide relevant, insightful information.
Owners electrical engineering for your wind assets
Optimize quality, performance and value at every stage of your project with independent expertise and bespoke solutions.
Maximize your offshore and onshore projects
We provide through-life asset management strategy to optimize your projects, including performance management, obsolescence assessments and cost-effective upgrades.
Identify the wind farm layout that best achieves the specified design criteria – typically the lowest levelized cost of energy
We use our advanced in-house solutions to design the wind farm layout, including substation, intra-array and export cabling to deliver lowest cost of energy.

For existing assets we can support you to:

Manage risk for onshore wind projects
Our independent risk management services are designed to minimize risk in challenging locations and enable your team to optimize safety and reliability.
Avoid unplanned asset downtime caused by component failures
Improve the availability and reliability of your assets – our predictive maintenance solutions convert your data into actionable interventions that are proven to maximize availability, reduce maintenance costs and manage risk. They include failure remote vibration monitoring, SCADA anomaly detection and failure investigation backed by our own state-of-the-art materials laboratories.
Identify anomalies and faults before they become a problem
Gain advanced warning of anomalies in condition to reduce the cost of repair and minimize downtime. Read our paper on 'Machine Learning Delivering Advanced Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines'.
Optimize end of life strategies
Maximize value from an aging site, our experts support you in making the right choice – replanting, upgrading or life extension. Read more on operational governance and life management.
Improve wind farm power forecasting and reduce imbalance charges
Minimize the difference between forecast power and actual turbine production by monitoring power forecasts, turbine outage and maintenance data.

Meet our experts at Husum Wind

Join us at Husum Wind, stand 5B45 to find out how our services and solutions can optimize your on and offshore wind projects.

Husum Wind, Germany 10-13 September 2019

Our solutions to optimize your wind assets

Planning meeting owners engineering

Owner's Engineering

Decide whether to replant, upgrade or life extend your wind farm. Our independent and expert advice assesses regulatory requirements, access to the grid, as well as optimal size and number of replacement WTGs.
asset investment planning

Asset Investment Projects

For replanting projects, repowering with entirely new turbines and new foundations offers the opportunity to use the latest technology at the most appropriate scale. Upgrading allows you to replace assets with new turbines using the existing towers and layout.
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Plant Operation

Our expertise covers operational safety, governance and compliance, plus asset management policies and procedures enabling “self-perform” O&M strategy.
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Maintenance

Optimize your maintenance strategies with us as your partner. We will streamline planned interventions, reduce spares holding and ensure access requirements and opportunities to deliver maximum impact to the operation of your wind farm.
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Compliance, Risk & Safety

Stay one step ahead of all relevant legislation and guidelines. We act as your trusted advocate to advise on meeting legal responsibilities and industry standards across your operations, including advising on process safety, for example, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA and Electrical Arc Energy.
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Decommissioning

The mitigation of safety and environmental risks, and the effective management of contractors and on-site procedures, are key considerations for power plant owners planning the dismantling and demolition of assets. We provide a complete package of management services from specification and tendering through to final site clearance.

Early warning of gearbox issue saves maintenance cost

Our advanced condition monitoring service has helped to ensure both the safe operation and the cost-effective maintenance of our client’s 209-turbine onshore wind farm in the US. As well as giving early warning of potential failure risks – enabling timely action to be taken to avoid consequential damage – we gave the client confidence in component health so that unnecessary maintenance could be avoided.

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Supporting life extension of wind farms

We assessed time-expired components and equipment where replacement and upgrades were required. We carried out an independent review of data provided by the site’s operation and maintenance contractor to support our opinion of the structural integrity of the tower construction and foundations, and the safe extension of operating life.

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Ensuring construction project is fit for purpose

Acting as owner’s engineer for the onshore development we reviewed contractor designs and assessed them against current standards and industry best practice. We liaised with the client and the contractor to highlight concerns and put forward alternative options.

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Identifying blade loss cause will avoid future risks

Following our client’s loss of a wind turbine blade, we combined multiple capabilities – materials, mechanical and inspection – with our specialist knowledge of wind turbine operation, to provide an independent appraisal of the issues and practical guidance on future prevention. Our root cause analysis (RCA) includeda detailed review of hub and blade manufacture, build, operation and failure data. We remotely directed a metallurgical failure investigation.

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Safe repair of wind turbine nacelle cracks

Fatigue cracking was discovered in welded bedplate joints of four nacelles from the same manufacturer at two of our client’s wind farms,
one onshore and one offshore. The cracking posed a significant risk to the integrity of the nacelle structure. Any repair of the cracking in the nacelle needed to ensure that the integrity of the structure, including bolted joints, was maintained during the repair process.

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Case studies

Innovation for offshore turbine foundations

When a vibration issue occurred in our client’s UK offshore wind farm, we used our owner operator experience and expert vibration analysis competencies to quickly and accurately solve the issue with minimum loss of generation and risk to the asset.  

 

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Independent technical risk assessment

An onshore wind farm in China gained independent and robust verification of low risk levels, as well as advice on additional preventative measures. Our risk review of the wind farm – a site of 32 1.5 MW turbines – involved close liaison with local personnel. Following on-site investigations and interviews, we identified, analyzed and prioritized potential risks and put forward mitigation measures. Results were presented in a consistent and easy-to-access format.

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Contacts

John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson

Energy Services
Doug Waters

Doug Waters

Energy Services Global